Annual RIMS Conference: 20-22 June 2019, Ljubljana
 
Teaching Courses 

Title of the teaching course: Falls in MS

Venue: Gospodarsko razstavišče Ljubljana
Date: Thursday June 20, 2019
Time: 11.00 – 15.00

Aim: To provide an overwiev of issues related to falls in MS
 
Steps: Teaching course will present the following topics; it will start with the question about the balance problems in the earliest stages of MS. Followed by exploring the underlying psychological factors relevant to issues about falling/near falling in PwMS. Balance issues will be explored in depth. The teaching course will wrap up with presentations about how to prevent and how to manage falling.   
 
Course Coordinator:  Uroš Rot, MD, PhD, Medical Centre Ljubljana

Preliminary Programme:

11.00 - 11.15    Welcome and Introduction (Uroš Rot, MD, PhD) - SLO
11.15 - 12.00    Can balance problems be detected in the earliest MS (Gregor Brecl, MD, PhD) -SLO
12.00 - 12.40    Fall-related psychological factors (Ana Ožura, PhD) -SLO
12.40 - 13.00    Balance problems: causes, assessement and rehabilitation possibilities (Anja Pertot, MD, Specialist PRM and her team) -SLO
13.00 - 13.30    Lunch break
13.30 - 14.00    Balance problems: causes, assessement and rehabilitation possibilities - continued (Anja Pertot, MD, Specialist PRM and her team) -SLO
14.00 - 14.20    How to get up? (Dejana Zajc, BSc, OT, Art Therapist) -SLO
14.20 -  14.40   Fall prevention programme (Klavdija Možina,OT, MSc; Marca Finlayson, MD; Jelka Jansa, MSc)
14.40 - 15.00    Summary of teaching course with key points


Title of the teaching course: Upper Extremity & Modern technology

Venue: Gospodarsko razstavišče Ljubljana
Date: Thursday June 20, 2019
Time: 11.00 – 15.00

Aim: to provide an insight into the issues about rehabilitation of the upper limb by considering the use of modern technology
 
Steps: Teaching course will present following topics; starting with the motor control upper limb by considering pathophysiology of upper limb control. Followed by movement disorders in MS. It will continue with session about the role of trunk in the use of the upper limb and followed by robot-based arm therapy, including the presentation about clinical hand assessment tools. These presentations will set the stage to introduce an overview of current advanced robot rehabilitation systems with an emphasis on upper extremitity. Examples of the use of the ArmeoSpring and BIMEO will be presented. 
 
Course coordinatiors: Prof. Marko Munih, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana & Jelka Jansa, OT, MSc, University Medical Centre Ljubljana  

Preliminary Programme:

11.00 - 11.10     Welcome and Introduction
11.10 - 11.30     Motor control of the upper limb (Alenka Horvat Ledinek, MD, PhD) - SLO
11.30 - 11.50     Movement disorders and assessment of movement in MS (Dejan Georgiev, MD, PhD) - SLO
11.50 - 12.10     Clinical observation instruments for scapula control and reaching movements (Joke Raats, OT, MSc) - BE
12.10 - 12.40     Robot-based arm therapy (Prof. Marko Munih; Prof. Matjaž Mihelj) - SLO
12.40 - 13.00      How to set intensity for upper extremity training in MS? (Ilse Lamers, PT, PhD) - BE
13.00 - 13.30      Lunch break
13.30 - 14.00      Overwiev of evidence of robot-supported training for the upper extremity in MS (including Armeo Spring in this presentation) (Peter Feys, MD, PhD) - BE
14.00 - 14.20      The use of BIMEO in PwMS (Jelka Jansa, MSc) - SLO
14.20 - 15.00      Practical demonstration, Summary of teaching course with key points